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|The public has been lied to so shamelessly and so often in the course of the past four years that the failure to tell the truth to the general populace has become a kind of baked-in, official feature of the financial rescue. Money wasn't the only thing the government gave Wall Street -- it also conferred the right to hide the truth from the rest of us. And it was all done in the name of helping regular people and creating jobs. 'It is,' says former bailout Inspector General Neil Barofsky, 'the ultimate bait-and-switch.' The bailout deceptions came early, late and in between. There were lies told in the first moments of their inception, and others still being told four years later.|
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